Work Placement Scheme
The Work Placement Scheme facilitates employment opportunities for Indigenous people by placing them in full time employment and providing ongoing support to ensure they can live independently.
The scheme aims to remove the current dependence and negative impact of welfare programs, encouraging self reliance and responsibility and assisting participants to become satisfied, productive and respected members of their local and broader communities.
The project recruits workers from remote communities and brokers employment opportunities outside of the region in industries with worker shortages.
The program provides extensive support for these workers via housing, meals and training to assist them in living independently.
- Indigenous youth and adults are placed in full time employment and provided support at home and at work so they can make the transition to employment and remain employed
- Indigenous youth and adults learn to live independently, become self sufficient employees in the real economy and active participants in society
- Maximum employment opportunities are available to Indigenous youth and adults including promotion of mobility and developing orbiting solutions that gains the support of families' and communities'
For more information visit the Mission Australia website.